There's always so much emphasis put on to talking about our problems when it comes to dealing with mental illness. But you can't paint everybody with the same brush.
Many of you will be aware that I returned to education back in September. Initially to retake my Maths & English GCSE's but with a view to moving onto an Access to Higher Education course and then ultimately to study creative writing and publishing at university. In reality it's a five year plan that, when… Continue reading Imaginative Writing
Life, in many ways is a bit like a soap opera. There are lots of different storylines playing out at any different time, there are multiple recurring locations that become the main focus of all the action in the aforementioned storylines; Typically a house or houses, the local shop, the pub that everyone drinks in,… Continue reading Life. The greatest drama of them all.
When I was a kid I was as skinny as a rake. As thin as you like. Everything about me was skinny. Especially my arms. I always hated my arms. All the other boys in my class had thick arms. Muscley even. Mine were like twigs in comparrison, and boy was I made to feel… Continue reading Why is losing weight often considered a solution to mental health problems?
Mind fog. The inability to concentrate and think of anything. You have the ambition and the desire to try and achieve your daily goals but because of the swirling, ever-present pea-soup that sits in your mind like an un-welcome visitor you are unable to even contemplate getting that task list checked off. I've battled the… Continue reading Mind Fog
Living with a mental illness is a 24 hour daily battle with an internal force of negativity so powerful that it has the ability to strip you of everything that once made you the individual that you were.